Snap! Drama in the Olympic Stadium as Borges sees his pole break in two pieces
11:04 GMT, 8 August 2012
The Olympic Games didn't work out as planned for Cuba's Lazaro Borges on Wednesday morning.
Qualifying for the men's pole vault was fairly non-dramatic until Borges stepped up to the plate.
There were gasps in the Olympic Stadium as Borges' pole snapped.
Thankfully, the athlete didn't appear to be hurt, as the incident was replayed time and time again for television audiences.
For some of us, the mind wandered
back 24 years to the Seoul Olympics, when the same thing happened to
Britain's Daley Thompson in the decathlon.
Well, they do say that news repeats itself at the Games.